More cameras to fight airport crime

23rd May 2009, Comments 0 comments

A body responsible for security at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport says more closed circuit TV surveillance is needed to fight drug smuggling and other crimes.

SCHIPHOL - A body responsible for security at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport says more closed circuit TV surveillance is needed to fight drug smuggling and other crimes. The group, which includes representatives of the airport, of flight operator Air France-KLM, and customs and anti-terror officials says drug gangs are active in the luggage handling area, where cameras are needed most.

The platform group wants access to recorded images without the prior consent of the public prosecutor.

The local government of Haarlemmermeer town, where the airport is located, is reserving comment pending a council meeting on Thursday.

If the council agrees, extended CCTV surveillance will be introduced within a couple of months.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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